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Library Cards
Any child living in Ouachita Parish can receive a library card. With their very own library card, children can check out books, CDs, and magazines. 

Parents or guardians will need to fill out an application for the child. The parent will need to show proof of identification (like a driver's license) and proof of address (like a delivered piece of mail). Parents are financially responsible for the child's library card, should any fines accumulate.

CloudLibrary offers e-books and e-audiobooks for all ages, including thousands of children's titles. Click here to access CloudLibrary.

Homework Louisiana
Homework Louisiana is a free, online tutoring resource. From 2 p.m. - midnight Sunday-Thursday, real, live tutors are available for more than 60 subjects. Click here to access Homework Louisiana.

Miss Humblebee's Academy
Miss Humblebee's Academy is a fun, interactive, online learning solution for children ages 3-6 years old. It prepares children for kindergarten proficiency, and includes hundreds of guided lessons with sound cues across many disciplines. It assesses skill levels and provides parents with weekly notification of progress. You can use it at home or the library, on mobile devices like iPads and tablets, and has printable worksheets. Log on and create your account. All you need is a library card! Click here to access Miss Humblebee's Academy.

World Book Kids
World Book Kids has all the encyclopedia information you would expect, plus games, puzzles and even science experiments. Click here to access World Book Kids.


TumbleBooks is an online resource for children. It features e-books, readalongs, puzzles, games, and educational videos. All you need is a library card number to access TumbleBooks. Click here to access TumbleBooks.

TumbleBookCloud, Jr.
Similar to TumbleBooks, TumbleBookCloud, Jr. has e-books, audiobooks, graphic novels, and educational videos for children. TumbleBookCloud, Jr. has books for early and advanced readers from the 3rd to 8th grades. Click here to access TumbleBookCloud, Jr.


Story Time
All children are invited to story time! Story times are held weekly for various age groups at each of our ten branches. For the complete story time schedule, click here.

Each of the ten branches offers various fun and educational programs for all age groups. These programs range from arts and crafts, STEAM activites, and life skills classes. Click here for our program calendar.

Summer Reading Challenge
The Ouachita Parish Public Library holds the summer reading challenge every year for all ages. The summer reading challenge is fun, free, and educational. Click here for details on how to register for summer reading.

Early Childhood Literacy
It's never too early to begin reading to your child. That's why the Ouachita Parish Public Library is part of the national campaign, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. For details on the initiative, and to register your child for the program, click here.

Pumpkin Bash: A Children's Book Festival
The 41st annual Pumpkin Bash: A Children's Book Festival will be from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, October 19 at the Main Branch Library. For details on Pumpkin Bash, click here.

Our Mission

The mission of the Ouachita Parish Public Library is to advance literacy, inspire lifelong learning, and strengthen our community by serving everyone in Ouachita Parish.


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